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Marine Conservation Biology Institute
Protecting Marine Ecosystems

Meetings, Conferences, and Workshops                               

MCBI regularly attends meetings and conferences and hosts workshops to present new information and stay up to date on the latest scientific and marine conservation research.  


Meetings, Conferences and Workshops:

imccInternational Marine Conservation Congress - Making marine science matter.

AAASAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science - Advancing Science. Serving Society.


DSCCDeep Sea Conservation Coalition - Working together to protect seamounts, cold-water corals, and vulnerable deep-sea ecosystems.


symposiumSecond Symposium on Marine Conservation Biology - The science of protecting, restoring and sustainably using biodiversity in the world's estuaries, coastal waters, enclosed seas and open oceans.

Gulf of Maine Workshop - Identifying the highest priority ares for protetion in the Gulf of Maine.

trawlerScientist Workshop on Bottom Trawling - Examining the effects of bottom trawling on the world's marine environment.

Compete list of workshops hosted by MCBI

Compete list of symposia hosted by MCBI


Workshops Hosted By MCBI:

2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 |1997 | 1996


Puget Sound Workshop on Ocean Acidification, Seattle WA


Human Uses of the Ocean

  • California North Coast, Eureka CA
  • California North Central Coast, San Rafael CA
  • California South Central Coast, Monterey CA

Criteria for Web-Based Mapping of Ocean Uses – Workshop, Palo Alto, CA

Research Priorities for the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument, Honolulu HI

Finalization of a global seamount classification, Honolulu Hawaii

Surveillance and Enforcement in Remote Managed Areas Workshop, Silver Spring MD


Understanding Human Use Mapping, San Francisco CA
Human Uses of the Ocean

  • California South Coast, Costa Mesa CA


NGO Strategy Meeting on NMSA reauthorization, Key West FL

How We Fish Matters, Lunenberg Nova Scotia, Canada

Conflicts and Compatibilities of Human Uses, Monterey CA


Sea to Shining Sea Teacher Workshop, online


Sustainability of Deep Sea Fisheries, Miami FL


Workshop on Status of Deep Sea Corals, Seattle WA


Workshop on Identifying Priority Conservation Areas for the North American Pacific, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Review of Data and Synthesis for the Baja California to Bering Sea Region, Seattle WA and San Francisco CA


Ecological Impacts of Fishing Methods, Seattle WA

Baja California to the Bering Sea Data Potluck Workshop, Portland OR


Workplanning Workshop for the Baja California to Bering Sea Region, Monterey CA


Second Symposium on Marine Conservation Biology, San Francisco CA

Establishing a National System of Marine Protected Areas in the United States, Washington DC


Gulf of Maine Priority Areas Workshop, Boston MA


First Symposium on Marine Conservation Biology, Victoria BC, Canada


Effects of Bottom Trawling on Marine Ecosystems, ME


Symposia Hosted By MCBI :

2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2004


International Marine Conservation Congress, Fairfax VA

  • Congressional Advocacy Day: Communicating with Congress concerning conservation, International Marine Conservation Congress
  • How will conservation science meet policy requirements on the high seas?
  • Three stages in the evolution of marine ecosystem-based management: ‘Exploitation everywhere,’ marine reserves, and comprehensive ecosystem-based ocean zoning
  • Selection of open-ocean MPAs: the theory and the reality
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture II

Linking Deep Sea Science to International Decisions: Vulnerable and Ecologically Significant Areas, ICES Deep Sea Symposium, Azores, Portugal


American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Boston MA

  • Dragnet—Bottom trawling, the world’s most severe and extensive seafloor disturbance
  • Ocean iron fertilization and carbon sequestration: Can the oceans save the planet?
  • Will too few jaws take too big a bite? The importance of sharks to ocean ecosystems



American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), San Francisco CA

  • The world’s last wildlife hunt: Deep-sea fisheries
  • Ocean acidification: Past, present and future consequences
  • Roving Bandits, complex systems and the closing blue frontier

Spatial management: An ecosystem-based way of protecting marine biodiversity and separating incompatible uses, Coastal Zone 2007, Portland OR


Management for Spatial and Temporal Complexity in Ocean Ecosystems, Society for Conservation Biology Annual Meeting, San Jose CA


The Forgotten Forests: Deep-Sea Coral and Sponge Beds, AAAS Annual Meeting, Seattle WA